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Welcome to the news section of Bowcock and Pursaill where we regularly post news and legal updates to keep you abreast of the latest developments.


Legal apprentice Jodi joins us as a permanent member of staff

We have strengthened our legal team with the permanent appointment of our apprentice.

Jodi Attwood-Boot joined us as a legal apprentice based at our Uttoxeter office in Carter Street and is now training to become a Chartered Legal Executive, after successfully completing her two-year apprenticeship and securing a permanent position.

After completing her A Levels, Jodi was working part-time while looking for full-time employment. It was her lifelong interest in law that inspired her to apply…

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Event rider takes competition to the next level

In 2017 we began sponsoring up and coming Derby event rider Danielle Meehan to support her in her quest to compete at the very top level of this very challenging equine competition.

Eventing tests both horse and rider across every level as it incorporates show jumping, cross country and dressage, and can be run as a one-day or a three-day event, the most popularly known ones being Badminton and Burghley.

Last year Danielle was competing at novice level…

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Thousands expected to apply for refunds of LPA application fees

The Ministry of Justice has announced that a refund scheme is now in place for people who have been overcharged for their Lasting Power of Attorney registration fee.

The refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary when they applied to register for powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

According to the MoJ, the operating costs of the Office of the Public Guardian decreased between 2013 and 2017…

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Our property team grows with two new appointments

We have strengthened our team with the appointment of two new residential property conveyancers.

Sam Tolley has joined the firm as a conveyancing executive specialising in residential and commercial property, having worked at a legal firm in Newcastle which focuses on new builds.

Originally from Birmingham, Sam came to the area to study law at Keele and he is now working towards his qualification as a chartered legal executive based at our office in Leek.

He said: “I’m really…

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We strengthen our community links in Eccleshall

We are proud to be forging ahead with our community ties in Eccleshall town.

Since first opening  our doors in Stafford Street in 2015 we have become involved with sponsorship of several key community groups and events including Eccleshall in Bloom, the 70th Anniversary Eccleshall Show and the sponsorship of Eccleshall Football Club.

Our most recent involvement with local initiatives has been in our active involvement with The Eccleshall Network (TEN), a newly launched not-for-profit organisation which helps…

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New stamp duty regime hits ‘pension’ property buyers

Increases in stamp duty levels for additional property purchases combined with restrictions on tax relief are making first-time landlords think twice before entering the letting market.

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Be dementia aware and leave your legacy with peace of mind

Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors supported national Dementia Awareness Week by offering some valuable advice at a ‘Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney’ clinic held at a local Leek care home.

The advice session took place at Wall Hill Care Home in Leek and gave attendees the opportunity to raise key questions on the topic of when and how is the right time to make arrangements ahead of time, particularly when having to deal with the potentially debilitating effects of a…

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Law firm celebrates 90 years in business

Former staff and guests have been invited to celebrate our 90th anniversary.

The anniversary evening event on May 16th takes place at our historic St Edward Street office in Leek, once home to celebrated Leek industrialist Sir Thomas Wardle. Bowcock & Pursaill was founded here in 1927 by Philip Thornley Bowcock.

Among those attending will be our founder’s widow, Sylvia Bowcock, and nephew Philip Parnell Bowcock, together with Leek Deputy Mayor Councillor Stephen Wales, longstanding clients of the firm…

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Wealth Planning Lunch – Thursday May 4th

Are you a business owner?

Come and join our tax and succession planning specialist Rob Fearnley for an intergenerational wealth planning lunch at the beautiful Heath House in Tean on Thursday May 4th 10am – 1pm.

Rob will be speaking alongside specialists from RBA Wealth Management on topics including tax and estate investment planning, succession planning, business protection and wealth preservation management.

This event is free!

To reserve your place please email:

Address: Heath House, Hollington Road…

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Full-time legal secretary & secretary with litigation experience

Leek Office – Full-time legal secretary

We are seeking a full-time legal secretary with previous experience of conveyancing, wills, probate, tax, trusts and estates work to assist fee earners at our Leek Office.

The successful candidate must have previous legal secretarial experience, have high levels of accuracy and attention to detail, excellent spelling and grammar, good typing speeds and a professional telephone manner with an ability to use IT.

Suitable applicants should be able to work on their own…

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Commercial property leases and ‘contracting-out’

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Consultation underway to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

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Taking on a commercial lease? Advice for tenants from our commercial property team

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